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The B&B Causelist #44: August 27, 2015 (Evening Updates)

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Supreme Court

The Kerala Bar Hotels Association & Anr. v. State of Kerala & Ors.

Item 102 in court 11 – Civil Appeal 4157/2015

Bench: Vikramajit Sen J., Shiva Kirti Singh J.

Batch of petitions challenging the Kerala government’s policy to allow Bars only in 5-star hotels. Senior Advocate Aryama Sundaram is making his rejoinder arguments for Bar owners. The hearing is likely to conclude today.

Today in court: The Court today reserved its judgment in the case.

 Delhi High Court

1. Prashant Bhushan Vs Union of India & Anr

[Item 2, Court 1- WP (C) 1524/2015]

Bench- Chief Justice G Rohini, Jayant Nath J.

Prashant Bhushan’s petition challenging the denial of passport of full validity to him. Bhushan’s passport was valid only for a year as opposed to a standard passport that is valid for 10 years.

On the last date of hearing, Senior Advocate Jayant Bhushan who appeared for Bhushan, submitted a copy of the application through which Prashant Bhushan had sought an NOC from the Magistrate over issuance of passport.

Today in Court: The matter was adjourned for two weeks and will now be heard on September 21.

2. Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi Vs Union of India

[Item 2, Court 13- WP (C) 5888/2015]

Bench: VP Vaish J.

A petition filed by the Delhi Govt challenging the MHA notification of May 21 which deprived the Anti Corruption Bureau from taking cognizance of offences against officers, employees and functionaries of the Central Government.

Today in Court: You can read the detailed report here.